The History and Archaeology of the early Islamic Middle-East, North Africa and Spain c.600-1000 AD
About this Fellow
Historical anthropology of religion, social-political systems and livelihoods, especially with reference to Indian caste inequality and activism, religious pluralism (Hindu and Christian) and common property resources; the anthropology of knowledge, institutions and international development.
- Professor of Social Anthropology, SOAS, University of London
- Professor of Social Anthropology, Soas, University Of London, 2016
Languages & civilisations of the Christian Near East (Armenian, Caucasian, Albanian, Coptic, Georgian); epigraphy. palaeography; Armenian history;
Politics in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq & Egypt; Islamic political thought; the relationship between art & power in the Middle East.
The languages, religions and history of pre-Islamic Iran and Central Asia with special attention to Zoroastrianism; Ancient and Middle Iranian philology and linguistics